Democrats Said Pushing for $1B or More In Broadband Subsidies

Bloomberg Law writes that Democrats are said to be considering whether to distribute the aid through the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program.

TruConnect, a mobile provider that serves about 500,000 Lifeline customers, wants lawmakers to increase Lifeline subsidies so they can offer more data, and expand eligibility so more people can receive the benefit. The company argues that existing Lifeline providers, which must be approved by the FCC to participate in the program and follow rigorous anti-fraud rules, are best suited to serve low-income consumers.

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The article's author, Jon Reid (@JonTReid), reports Technology and Telecommunications news for Bloomberg Law.